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Meat for a Sustainable World

23 June 2010

ARGENTINA - Meat for a Sustainable World will be the theme for the World Meat Congress in Buenos Aires in September.

The Congress will be officially inaugurated on the morning of Tuesday 28 September, and over the course of the next two days industry leaders, governmental representatives, international organisations and academics will deliberate the challenges our industry faces over five sessions:

  • Supplying Meat to World Markets, Sustainably
  • Market Drivers of International Trade
  • The Meat industry Addresses the Challenge of Sustainability
  • Animal Health and Welfare in the Context of International Trade
  • Round Table on the Future of the World’s Meat Industry

Session moderators include Patrick J. Moore, President IMS, Guillaume Roué, President INAPORC, France, Professor Neville Gregory, IMS Scientific Adviser, Gerard Janssen, Vion NV and Philip M. Seng, President, CEO, USMEF.

Speakers who have so far confirmed their participation include Dr. Sarah Kahn, Head International Trade Department OIE; Dr. Surendranath Suman, University of Kentucky; Richard Brown, GIRA: Hugo Carassai, Argentine Meat Exporters Organisation; Rashid Kadimi, AIMLEA (Indian Meat Exporters Organisation); Joel Haggard, USMEF Asia; Jin Xiangyu, Chairman, CEO, Sichuan Goldkinn Foods Co. Ltd.; Henning Steinfeld, Chief, Livestock Policy & Information Branch, FAO; Bryan Weech, Director of Livestock, World Wildlife Fund, USA; Dr. Chris Brown, Head of Ethical & Sustainable Resourcing ASDA/Wal-Mart; Siem Korver, Vion NV, representing UECBV; Fernando Sampaio, Sustainability Coordinator, ABIEC (Brazilian Beef Exporters’ Association); Professor Cledwyn Thomas; Pablo Caputi, INAC, Uruguay; Dr. Jorge Dillon, SENASA Argentina; Henny Swinkels, Director, Van Drie Group; Miguel Gorelik, Quickfood-Marfrig; Guillermo Nielsen, Argentine Ambassador to Germany; Dardo Chiesa, President IPCVA (Argentine Beef Promotion Institute); David Nelson, Global Strategist Animal Protein, Rabobank.

The congres takes place in Buenos Aires from 26-29 September. More information can be found on

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